20 EDM Wedding Songs That'll Get Any Party Started

Keep the celebration going all night long with these EDM wedding songs.
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
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Lauren Dana Ellman
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren is a contributor for The Knot covering topics such as music, cakes, venues and speeches.
  • She has been published in a wide array of lifetsyle-oriented publications including SELF and Allure.
  • Lauren is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communication.
Updated Apr 10, 2024

Do you or your future spouse love electronic dance music? Known as EDM, this genre of music is known for its catchy, fast-paced tracks that feature a dance-worthy beat—making them especially great for getting the party going at weddings. What's more, there's no doubt that the best wedding songs will have you and your guests up and out of your seats so that you can tear up the dance floor together. While we've compiled 20 of our favorite EDM wedding songs, you may also consider asking your DJ for their own recommendations to incorporate into your playlist. No DJ yet? No problem: Find and hire DJs near you using The Knot Vendor Marketplace!

1. "Clarity," Zedd

This oh-so-catchy tune is among the top EDM wedding songs thanks to its bouncy beat and stunning vocals. Also, since this terrific track is so versatile, it can be used for pretty much any part of the big day, including the after party.

2. "Runaway (U & I)," Galantis

Galantis' "Runaway (U & I)" makes the perfect recessional song to close your ceremony, the wedding entrance song to get the party started or the wedding exit song to cap off the night on a fun note. The high-energy hit also boasts swoon-worthy lyrics, i.e. "Think I can fly, think I can fly when I'm with you," "I wanna run away/Just you and I").

3. "I Found You," Cash Cash (ft. Andy Grammer)

With its cherry beat and poetic lyrics, "I Found You" is among the most romantic EDM first dance wedding songs. And while you may not initially consider an EDM song for your first dance, this one makes for a fun and unique option—and trust us when we say there won't be a dry eye in the house once guests hear the lyrics.

4. "We Found Love," Rihanna (ft. Calvin Harris)

Rihanna's "We Found Love" is, hands down, one of the most popular EDM wedding entrance songs of all time—and it's a surefire way to get the party started. Of course, the upbeat hit can also be played at any time throughout your wedding reception; we definitely recommend adding it to your must-play list.

5. "The Middle," Zedd & Maren Morris

While Maren Morris may be best known for her country music, "The Middle," which features her powerful pipes, is not to be overlooked when crafting your wedding playlist. Get ready to let loose while singing and dancing to the fast-paced number with your wedding party members and future spouse by your side!

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6. "Lasting Lover," James Arthur

You and your guests won't be able to help but bust a move when "Lasting Lover" plays during the wedding reception. The song's oh-so-catchy chorus, complete with a thumping beat and infectious melody, also makes it an excellent wedding entrance song. Alternatively, play it immediately following the first dance to get everyone back on their feet.

7. "Levels," Avicii

Some tracks seem to have withstood the test of time, and "Levels" is one of them. As one of the EDM wedding reception songs in recent years, this beloved hit will have your loved ones singing and dancing in (almost) no time. Consider playing it after dinner to (re)start the party once more.

8. "Save the World," Swedish House Mafia

Do you or your partner love listening to house music? If the answer's yes, then check out this fan-favorite, fast-paced number from Swedish House Mafia, a unique and unconventional twist on a traditional first dance song.

9. "Thing Called Love," Above & Beyond (ft. Richard Bedford)

Go ahead and bust a move to "Thing Called Love" by Above & Beyond during your wedding reception. The beat, which drops right after the chorus, will have everyone on their toes—in a good way, of course!

10. "Symphony," Clean Bandit (ft. Zara Larsson)

Whoever said EDM songs can't pull double duty as legit love songs has clearly never heard "Symphony." Expect a slew of romantic lyrics (see: "I just wanna be part of your symphony/Will you hold me tight and not let go?) coupled with gorgeous harmonies. The subtle string instrumentals add an extra-special touch.

11. "What a Wonderful World," Sofi Tukker

There's no doubt that Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" is among the most famous jazz love songs of all time. For a contemporary twist on a classic, ask your wedding band or DJ to play Sofi Tukker's version, which features a slow, steady and breezy rhythm that makes the perfect first dance song.

12. "Everytime We Touch," Cascada

This nostalgia-inducing 2000s hit is sure to give you all the feels. Don't be afraid to belt along to the words while breaking a sweat dancing to the beat during your wedding rception—and don't be surprised if your friends and new spouse join in on the fun!

13. "Higher Love," Kygo & Whitney Houston

Kygo's 2019 cover of this beloved Whitney Houston love song will wow wedding guests across generations. This faster-paced, upbeat version also makes an excellent pick for you and your new spouse's reception grand entrance.

14. "One More Time," Daft Punk

Nearly 25 years after its initial release, Daft Punk's "One More Time" continues to get the party going at wedding receptions across the country. Given the song title, it works especially well as an exit song, giving you and your guests a chance to go out with a bang.

15. "Closer," The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)

You can't help but sing along to this track's catchy melody. Immediately following the chorus, the beat drops—and the crowd (in this case, your friends and family) will go wild (read: start dancing).

16. "Feel So Close," Calvin Harris

"Feels So Close" is easily among Calvin Harris' most popular songs, and, with its infectious rhythm, it's easy to see why. The poetic lyrics—see: "Your love pours down on me/Surround me like a waterfall/And there's no stopping us right now/I feel so close to you right now"—are just the icing on the cake.

17. "Something Just Like This," The Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay

Coldplay has released over a dozen incredible love songs over the years, but "Something Just Like This," created in collaboration with The Chainsmokers, is one of the band's most fun and fast-paced tracks. With that in mind, it's a great pick for letting loose during your wedding reception.

18. "Latch," Disclosure ft. Sam Smith

Sam Smith's vocals are put on full display in this EDM wedding song. "Latch" also features some seriously stunning lyrics coupled with a distinct rhythmic beat to pump up the party.

19. "Where Are Ü Now," Jack Ü (ft. Justin Bieber)

Jack Ü, a.k.a. American EDM artists Skrillex and Diplo, came together nearly a decade ago to release "Where Are Ü Now" featuring vocals from none other than Justin Bieber. Even now, almost ten years later, the catchy, fast-paced track remains a popular EDM wedding song.

20. "A Town Called Paradise," Tiësto

For an oh-so-special sendoff, play "A Town Called Paradise" as your last dance song—and invite your friends and family to join in on the fun one more time before the night officially ends.

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